(TOWN OF DICKINSON, NY) On Thursday, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar provided an update on the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four new cases were confirmed Thursday, bringing the total number of positive cases in Broome County to 14. Updated numbers and the new COVID-19 map can be found at http://gobroomecounty.com/hd/coronavirus.
Additionally, the County Executive announced that effective Friday, March 27th at 12:00 a.m., the Greater Binghamton Transportation Center (Intermodal Hub), located in Binghamton, will be closed, suspending all boarding, departing, stops, and transfers for commercial bus traffic. This change does not impact B.C. Transit buses which will continue to operate as scheduled. For information about the previous changes to B.C. transit, click here.
The County Executive also signed an additional emergency order on Thursday requiring that hotel and motel operators, landlords, and all other temporary lodging providers verify that new occupants are in compliance with his unnecessary travel order.
Broome County has secured 150 additional test kits from New York State. The County is continuing to accept donations of much-needed medical supplies at its donation drop-off site at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City. Details can be found here.
Broome County officials remind you to stay home, avoid contact with others, and if you feel sick and do not need immediate assistance, please contact your healthcare provider via phone or virtual health with questions prior to heading to the emergency room.